Ok, so this video is obviously a bit exaggerated!
But while it’s fun to poke a little fun at the age gap that can often turn a job interview into a disaster, there are definitely some things to take from this.
The point here is that we often enter job interviews with different expectations, nearly speaking different languages, – unprepared to zig when the interview zags.
My encouragement to you is to be self aware. Understand who you are and the preconceived notions people may have with you based on your demographic.
For example, some older professionals love to think of millennials like the girl in this video. Likewise, a lot of millennials tend to think of everyone over 45 as someone who has lost touch with the times.
The point is that both of these stereotypes is rarely 100% true. So come into the interview with an open mind toward the person on the other side of the interview table – while also realizing what they may be presuming about you.
Then take it upon yourself to change their perception by demonstrating the true value only you can deliver.